Kassim Osgood life and biography

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Kassim Osgood biography

Date of birth : 1980-05-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, Wide receiver for the Jaguars, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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TRANSACTIONS: Originally signed as an undrafted rookie by San Diego on 5/2/03 … Signed by Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on 3/6/10.

Regarded as one of the NFL’s best special teams players and also sees time at receiver … Selected to Pro Bowl in three of the last four seasons … Has played in 108 games with 13 starts since entering the league as an undrafted rookie with San Diego … Missed only four games and owns current streak of 64 consecutive regular season games played … Career totals include 96 special teams tackles along with 33 receptions for 647 yards (19.6 avg.) and four TDs … Recorded two receptions of 50-plus yards … Appeared in eight postseason games …

2009
Played in all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season and sixth time in seven seasons … Voted to third Pro Bowl as a special teams player and was named All-NFL by Pro Football Weekly and Pro Football Writers Association … Was second on team with 15 special teams tackles (13 solo) … Added one reception for 17 yards … Had two special teams tackles in consecutive games: 11/8 at NYG and 11/15 vs. PHI … Made start at WR in regular season finale on 1/3 vs. WAS and had season-high three special teams tackles …

2008
Appeared in all 16 games and was named second alternate for Pro Bowl as special teams player … Led team with 17 special teams tackles … Recovered an onsides kick with just under one minute remaining in game on 12/14 at KC which led to TD and win. A loss would have eliminated team from playoffs …

2007
Played in all 16 games and was voted to second consecutive Pro Bowl as special teams standout … Earned All-NFL and All-AFC honors from Pro Football Weekly and Pro Football Writers Association … Compiled 14 special teams tackles along with two receptions for 23 yards … Finished with three special teams tackles on 10/28 vs. HOU ... On 12/9 at TEN, he downed a punt at the one early in fourth quarter and teamed with Antonio Gates to down ball at two-yard line on first series of overtime …

2006
Earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl as a special teams player … Named All-AFC by Pro Football Weekly and Pro Football Writers Association … Finished with nine special teams tackles … Posted team-high four special teams tackles on 1/14/07 at NE in AFC Divisional Playoff Game …

2005
Played in 12 games with three starts … Recorded two receptions for 21 yards and career-high 19 special teams tackles … Had season-high four special teams tackles on 10/30 vs. KC including a three-yard tackle for loss on a punt return in fourth quarter … Suffered torn pectoral muscle on 12/4 vs. OAK and was placed on injured reserve …

2004
Appeared in all 16 games with career-high seven starts … Finished with career-high 15 receptions for 308 yards and two TDs … Posted three receptions for 37 yards on 10/17 at ATL … Made career-long 65-yard reception on 11/28 at KC and finished with season-high 92 receiving yards, and ran down Dante Hall on the opening kickoff of third quarter to prevent a TD …Had two receptions for 43 yards on 12/26 at IND and two receptions for 55 yards on 1/2 vs. KC …

2003
Finished with 13 receptions for 278 yards and two TDs as a rookie … Played in all 16 games with two starts … Scored first career TD on a 19-yard pass from Doug Flutie on 11/16 at DEN … Recorded first career 100-yard receiving game on 12/21 at PIT with four receptions for 102 yards including a season-high 57-yard TD catch.

COLLEGE

Began career at Cal Poly from 1999-2000 before transferring to San Diego State for his final two seasons … Earned first-team All-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior … Finished second in the nation with 108 receptions and fourth with 119.4 yards per game … Combined with J.R. Tolver to set NCAA record for combined receiving yards (3,337) and receptions (236) … Was Division I-AA All-America selection as a sophomore at Cal-Poly, leading the nation in receiving yards while ranking second in yards per game and sixth in receptions per game … Set I-AA single-game record with 376 receiving yards against Northern Iowa … Earned degree in sociology.

PERSONAL

Single … Attended North Salinas High School (Calif.) … Lettered in football, basketball and track … Started the Team K.O. Foundation under the non-profit umbrella of Athletes for Education (AFE) to recognize and reward youth who succeed in the classroom, improve their citizenship and make progress towards becoming more physically fit … Was honored by the San Diego Police Historic Association in 2006 with its Jose Cota Man of the Year Award for community service … In 2009 was selected as one 12 NFL Players to receive a JB Award from CBS’s James Brown and the NFL Players Association for his work in the community … Donated 50 tickets to each Chargers home game for San Diego City School students that were selected by a committee of teachers based on outstanding academics and citizenship … Completed course work in the spring of 2009 at San Diego State to earn his degree in sociology and become the first member of his family to hold a college degree … Spends time acting in the offseason and holds a Screen Actors Guild Card, as well as one from the American Film, TV and Radio Association … Screen credits include roles in the movie “We Were Soldiers,” the CBS show “Jericho,” MTV Shows “Road Rules: Viewers Revenge” and “Short Circutz,” along with several roles in television commercials … Close friends with actor Michael Clarke Duncan, star of the movie “The Green Mile,” and former UFC Champion Chuck Liddell … Practices Capoiera in his spare time, a Brazillian form of martial arts … Twitter account is @Kassimosgood … Born in Boston, Mass. … Full name: Kassim Osgood.

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